SAN DIEGO, California -- San Diego State’s Office of the Registrar announced in an email a new preferred name option to students earlier this month.
The option was put in place primarily to accommodate students who are gender non-conforming or students who identify with a name that differs from his or her birth name.
“Students who have enrolled at San Diego State University under their legal names may change their first name to a preferred first name which may differ from the sex assigned to them at birth,” according to the Office of the Registrar email.
The preferred name option is not intended for students who prefer nicknames or a shorter version of their given name, although there was a fine line distinguishing the two, Registrar Rayanne Williams said.
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